Monday, June 26, 2017

What is the single biggest challenge or opportunity North Carolina should work on to shape our state’s long-term economic prosperity? We are really excited that IEI is seeking ideas from the public to help determine what the next big issue is North Carolina needs to tackle. The winning idea will be the headliner for an upcoming Emerging Issues Forum. The #NCBigIdea Challenge kicks off a 5-week open submission process. Big ideas can be submitted via Twitter using #NCBigIdea, or the online submission form available at The deadline for submission is July 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

The Urban Institute, in collaboration with Policies for Action (P4A), a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is hosting a forum to share P4A’s latest findings on early education’s lasting impacts on health and well-being and learn from policymakers designing and implementing programs at the city and state levels. The forum is  on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in DC. REGISTER HERE


  • Federal appeals court upholds ruling against D.C. on special-needs students

    The Washington Post | 06/23/2017

  • School Vouchers Get A New Report Card

    nprEd | 06/26/2017

  • They came as grad students. Now they want their kids to know what China has to offer

    The Charlotte Observer | 06/24/2017

  • Hardister amendment would help Guilford charter school among others

    The Greensboro News & Record | 06/23/2017

  • HPS steps up with second chance for students

    The Hickory Daily Record | 06/22/2017

  • British schoolboys don skirts amid shorts ban in heatwave

    WRAL | 06/22/2017

  • Many Arizona schools hire underqualified, inexperienced teachers to fill gaps

    azcentral | 06/22/2017

  • This Week’s ESSA News: Pointed Feedback on Federal Feedback, as Iowa, Idaho, Georgia, W. Virginia Post Plans

    The 74 Million | 06/25/2017

  • Integrating charter schools and choice-based education systems

    Brookings | 06/23/2017

  • Let’s Not Panic About Growth Mindset

    FutureEd | 06/23/2017

These are the sources EdNC checks every day: The New York Times, Education Week, The Washington Post, The Hechinger Report, Inside Higher Ed, Education Next, Vox, Governing, NPR Ed, The News & Observer and Wake Ed Blog, The Charlotte Observer, Carolina Public Press, The Asheville Citizen-Times, The Winston-Salem Journal, The Fayetteville Observer, The Greenville Daily Reflector, Wilmington-Star News, The Hickory Daily Record, The Durham Herald-Sun, The Greensboro News & Record, The Lexington Dispatch, FOX Breaking News, WRAL, WUNC Radio, The Associated Press, State Government Radio, The Governor’s News, The Lieutenant Governor’s News, The N.C. General Assembly’s News, DPI’s News, The Carolina Journal, NC Policy Watch, and NC SPIN. If you have a source you’d like us to consider or an article you think needs to be included, email

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